Persian Tabriz Carpet

Description of Design and History 

The general design approach, composition and tonality of this and the carpet proved so popular that almost identical works were produced both in Kashan and Isfahan; they nevertheless represent an inherent Tabiz style. This presumably derives from a combination of the classic prototype of the two Ardabil carpets(in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Los Angeles county Museum) with a typical Tabriz adjustment in response to prevailing Western decorative tastes of the Twentieth Century. A subtle concentric medallion pattern lies in a brown field of Shah-abbasi and sickle leaf forms enclosed in a strong border of undulation vine scroll and “Abbasi” palmette main border is given a dense ornamental character by the rose-red minor borders of rosettes and arabesques.

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